Today I took this stamped dish towel out of the drawer (made using my Big Shot and the Lattice Bigz Die at one of my Focus on the Big Shot classes last year) and hung it on my oven. I have to say that just seeing it brought a smile to my face. I love to have items around the house that I have created within the depths of my craft room.
The technique of 'creating stamps with your Big Shot dies' is actually quite simple:
- Pick a Big Shot Die of your choice - it must be a standard or Bigz die; sizzlits and framelits do not work for this process as they can not cut through the thick material required.
- Die cut your shape from fun foam or other material (like Cut-n-Dry stamp pad foam from Inkssentials) available at craft supply stores or even leftover rubber scraps (see blog post link below!).
- Mount your shape on a wood block or, if cutting from fun foam, you might even choose to create a clear mount stamp - simply die cut a second shape from our Clear-Mount Cling Foam (keep both layers of backing material on the foam until after you have cut your shape!) and attach to the fun foam shape!
- Now you are ready to stamp with acrylic paint mixed with a fabric medium (also found at your craft supply stores).
I love to make my tools do double, or even triple duty! Don't limit yourself to the obvious. Make your tools work for you.
Have fun putting your tools to work!